PLEASE do read this link below and pdf's
which took me a whole weekend to gather. viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1280
There are special rules in place for vulnerable people, as shown in the diagram in the thread above.
Q. Will the DWP determine those vulnerable and or below the poverty line, but then will they be below the poverty line because then they would be entitled to IR ESA?
Also please do contact W/R or advocacy (see my signature for a list) for further advice on this matter, contact MP's.
We need to keep the MP's and welfare rights informed of the issues the Welfare Reform Act 2012 is causing.It is new ground, we have to collectively discover the process.
The NEW Welfare Right Act 2012, now enacted, has some particular interesting sections which will need proper advice to interpret. Welfare rights reps will be
updated with procedures and interpretations of these new rules and regs.
The pdf enclosed below should be interpreted in addition to the 2007 Welfare reform act, however, it seems there could be some flexibility with time limiting, and or the length of time between claims, and possible hardship claims?
See CHAPTER 2
EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE
Conditions of entitlement
50 Dual entitlement
51 Period of entitlement to contributory allowance
52 Further entitlement after time-limiting
53 Condition relating to youth
Claimant responsibilities for interim period
54 Claimant commitment for employment and support allowance
55 Work experience etc
56 Hardship payments Claimant responsibilities after introduction of universal credit
57 Claimant responsibilities for employment and support allowance
The new rules regarding Claimant responsibilities/commitments
need's further reading as it seems to me that the commitment could be different for each claimant depending on their circumstances?
Download the pdf below referring to the pages shown above.